Friday, November 14th, 2014
YOU WON’T FALL AWAY FROM LOVE
Dallas Willard, a highly respected Christian writer, wrote a classic called Hearing God, which I’ve read several times. I’m mentioning it because of what I’m about to write. I don’t take hearing from God lightly, and I’m definitely not a “thus sayeth the Lord” kind of guy. Willard’s book helped me understand the different ways God speaks to us and the validity of the experience.
That said, I was praying to follow Jesus more closely the morning of January 20, 1992, when the Holy Spirit let me know what Jesus said about the matter. I’m not saying Jesus spoke to me as he did to the apostle Paul, but I use quotes because what I wrote did not come from me.
“I want you to come to Me, not out of desperation or desire, not out of a sense of mission or duty, not out of fear or apprehension, not out of wanting something or striking a deal, not out of destiny or determination, not out of need or desire…but out of love. You will fall away from all the other reasons for following Me, but you won’t fall away from love.”